STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Tim Johnson's secret to success
It's not difficult to get things done, according to an old saying, if you don't care who gets the credit.
That may be a fitting tribute to Tim Johnson, one of three South Dakota Democrats who served ... Posted on 3/27/13 at 1:19 AM
The fate of ethanol tax breaks, near-term and long-term, is wrapped up in a pitched battle over spending on Capitol Hill, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., wasn’t promising he could strike a deal on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After meeting with Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate on June 22 and speaking with flood victims in Dakota Dunes, Ft. Pierre, and Oacoma this past weekend, Senator John Thune, R-S.D., today sent a letter to Administrator Fugate requesting clarification on the June 1 “flood in progress” date for the National Flood Insurance Program coverage.
For military personnel and retirees, The Wall Street Journal has reported that increasing pressure from the Obama White House to make $400 billion in cuts from the defense budget can mean a reduction in military pay and benefits.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion with more than 50 leaders and representatives of hunting, fishing, wildlife and conservation national organizations on Wednesday.
Sen. John Thune said he enjoys the culture and tradition in South Dakota politics, where people feel free to walk right up to their elected representatives.
That was the case Tuesday, as Thune held a meeting with local economic development leaders at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell and chatted with many of the two dozen people who attended.
Think of it as the think tank for Republicans in the Senate. That’s how Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., describes his new job.
Shortly before the July 4 holiday, Thune’s fellow Republican senators elected him chairman of the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee. For Thune, it is a promotion from the Senate’s No. 5 GOP leadership job — vice chairman of the Senate’s Republican Conference, which he’d held since November — to the No. 4 post. The promotion comes in the wake of Nevada Sen. John Ensign publicly admitting an extramarital affair.
Federal bailout money repaid by financial institutions would be used to reduce the national debt under a plan introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. The $700 billion bailout, known officially as the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, was adopted last year in order to strengthen the nation’s financial sector following the subprime mortgage crisis.
South Dakota Sen. John Thune thinks a recent government declaration about carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is a step toward the creation of a “cow tax,” but South Dakota’s other senator, Tim Johnson, disagrees.
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